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Pumpkin’s last hurrah

Pumpkin’s last hurrah

Today marked the last hurrah for Halloween pumpkins. Before the garbage man arrived, I stole a few big jack o’ lanterns from atop a neighbour’s green bin to break up and spread in my garden, where they magically break down and vanish over the winter. Though big pumpkins are too stringy and watery to cook … Continue reading

Jambo from Africa!

Jambo from Africa!

Greetings from Zanzibar, an island (actually several) off the coast of Tanzania. I’m sitting on a table under a sea almond tree, its trunk wrapped in colored lights. If I reach to the left I can almost touch the sand. The Indian Ocean is maybe 30 feet away, the water black and quiet, though I … Continue reading